“The Fascinating World of the Brain and Behavior” will be the focus of a presentation in the 2017-18 Galveston College Lecture Series on “The Brain” on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Tammy Cupit, director of Nursing Science and Innovation at UTMB Health.
Dr. Cupit is an avid nurse scientist and has been both a principal and co-investigator in over half a dozen single and multi-site nursing research studies resulting in national and international presentations as well as publications that include a policy brief and the first coauthored study published in the United States examining front-line operational failures detected by medical-surgical nurses during their usual work shifts.
She serves on the Institutional Review Board and the Institutional Ethics Committee, is vice chair of the Institutional Conflict of Interest Committee and chair of the Nursing Peer Review Committee for the entire UTMB Health System and has an adjunct associate professor appointment with the UTMB School of Nursing.
Dr. Cupit has received numerous awards over the past several years, including a community service award, two Good Samaritan Excellence in Nursing awards, the Sigma Theta Tau International Excellence in Mentoring award and the UTMB Anna Pearl Rains Nursing Leadership Award.
She is active in professional organizations, including the American Nurses Association, the Texas Nurses Association and the Association for Nursing Professional Development, chairs the Texas Medical Center’s Nursing Science Research Collaborative and volunteers with CASA, CPS and local schools where she collaborates with fellow nurses to provide family life and sexual health education.
The free lecture is open to the public.
On Thursday, October 5, 2017 we held the kick-off event of the “Coastal Culinary” Lecture Series featuring Robb Walsh. Walsh, a three-time James Beard Journalism Award winner, co-founder of Foodways Texas, and a partner in El Real Tex-Mex Cafe, discussed Boudin Kolaches: The Creolization of Our Local Culture.
Walsh, who is also the co-founder of Galveston Eats, a non-profit dedicated to preserving Galveston’s food culture, spoke to a full audience, where attendees had the opportunity to sample the savory pastry.
The event was funded by a generous grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities.
Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias: Update on Prevention and Treatments
Please join us on October 10, 2017 for the first presentation for the 2017 Galveston College Lecture Series with guest speaker Dr. Mukaila Raji. Dr. Raji is Professor and Director, Division of Geriatrics in the Department of Internal Medicine and Senior Fellow in the Sealy Center on Aging at the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Mukaila A. Raji attended the medical school at the University of Ife in Nigeria. He also completed his internal medicine residency at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, USA, a Geriatric Fellowship at Duke University in Durham, NC, USA, and Master of Science Degree in Pharmacology at the University of Alberta in Canada. Dr. Raji is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. He is a tenured Professor and Chief of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He is a Co-PI or Co-I on several federal grants. He has published over 85 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters in the areas of cognitive aging and disability, health policy, and geriatric pharmacology. Dr. Raji is a recipient of the Sir William Osler Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award, the America’s 2017 Top Doctor in Geriatric Medicine, and the 2016 Top Texas Physician Awards. He is Program Director of UTMB Geriatric Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Raji teaches medical students, residents, and geriatrics fellows and serves as attending faculty on the Acute Care for the Elders Unit, Geriatric Consults, and Geriatric Clinic Service.
Boudin Kolaches: The Creolization of Our Local Culture
Please join us for the kick-off event of the “Coastal Culinary” Lecture Series featuring Robb Walsh. Walsh is a three-time James Beard Journalism Award winner, the author of a dozen books about food, and a partner in El Real Tex-Mex Cafe in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood. He is the co-founder of Galveston Eats, a non-profit dedicated to preserving Galveston’s food culture, associated with The Gulf Coast Food Project at the University of Houston’s Public History Center. Walsh also co-founded Foodways Texas, a non-profit dedicated to preserving Texas food history headquartered at University of Texas at Austin.
Th event will take place Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the the Seibel Wing at Galveston College and is funded by a generous grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities.